2015 Red Mare Cabernet Sauvignon
This is an appetizing wine from start to finish. On the nose are aromas of berries, clove, and graphite along with a sappy freshness and savory notes. Generous and bright on the entry, the mid-palate is beautifully balanced and full of ripe red fruit. As the wine moves across the palate, the flavor story mirrors the nose with mouthwatering savory notes, ripe fruit and elegant warm oak characters woven throughout.
At its full reach, notes of Darjeeling tea and ripe cherry dovetail to a pleasing tension, tapping the breaks to allow for enjoyment of the long finish before the inevitable next sip.
James Suckling 93 Points
NAME2015 Red Mare Cabernet Sauvignon
COUNTRY OF ORIGINUSA
REGIONNapa Valley, California
ABOUT THE WINERY
Career sales professional Jim Striegel and accomplished winemaker Anne Vawter teamed up in 2007 to realize their dream of creating a unique, old-world wine.
Red Mare’s wines are known for their silky tannins, lively acidity, and balance. In all of our wines, we carefully select everything, using old-world techniques that only small, handcrafted wineries can employ.
Anne christened the brand Red Mare after her horse, Paradigm. Paradigm was Anne’s bonus, given to her during her time as Assistant Winemaker at Paradigm Winery in Oakville. Paradigm and Anne built a strong and unique bond, and Paradigm’s spirit inspired our dedication to respect the site, the fruit, and the untouched natural beauty of a wine. Red mares are notorious for being a little sassy, sometimes challenging, but, like wine, when you find the correct way to approach them, the right technique to develop their gifts, they blossom into something exceptional.